Some Chelsea players reportedly hold Todd Boehly accountable for the ridiculous number of injuries effecting the senior squad.
According to the Telegraph, several of the stars at Stamford Bridge feel the changes to the medical department are the reason behind the extremely full treatment room.
Graham Potter’s tenure as the Blues boss has been ripped apart by the mountain of absentees he’s had to cope with.
Denis Zakaria was the latest in the long line of casualties after he was forced to hobble off against Fulham on Thursday.
Currently, Chelsea are without Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Christian Pulisic, Raheem Sterling, Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante, Wesley Fofana, Armando Broja and now Zakaria.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been side-lined for a while, but is apparently back in training.
This unwanted register of the walking wounded as seemingly unnerved several of Potter’s pack.
Chelsea’s injury issues
The Telegraph claim that Boehly’s decision to swap key members of the medical staff has led to unsettlement amongst the Premier League cohort.
Long-standing medical chief Paco Biasco was removed from his post not long after Boehly’s consortium took over from Roman Abramovich.
Then head physio Thierry Laurent was sacked via a Zoom call.
In their place came a private physiotherapy used by celebrities.
Clearly helping the likes of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl hasn’t translated to the assistance required by footballers.
James and Fofana had only just returned to action before their bodies gave way again, pointing towards poor management from the new medical staff.
Kante looks no closer to recovery, despite being out since August.
Perhaps it’s the medical team that needs surgery.